Get your art fix as Inloco heads to Dubai

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Art aficionados can look forward to discovering Useless Palace project in the new gallery.

Bold and uncompromising. The street art movement starts here as Inloco Gallery comes to Dubai. The latest addition to the buzzing art scene, Inloco Gallery has opened its doors at Al Khayat Avenue where art enthusiasts can immerse themselves in urban art that reflects a modern art form like no other. 

Inloco Gallery launches with a bang as it introduces its first project. Everything started in December of 2022 at Mleiha Archaeological Centre in Sharjah. The language of street art is a dialogue with the local meanings and textures, as well as their transformations achieved through the artistic will and intention. Mleiha desert — a focal point of the territory’s distinctive features and a genius loci for the UAE. A group of 10 international artists explored the desert and were inspired to create an artistic project as a result of their expedition. 

This resulted in the Useless Palace project, which offers a glimpse into the fascinating exploration of an abandoned space in a desert. It is a story filled with the spirit of adventure and opens up various layers, such as philosophical reflections, mind-blowing landscapes, and artistic humor, for the viewers to analyze and dissect with their imagination.

To create the site-specific projects, various locations and spots in the abandoned village in Sharjah were assigned to artists, who turned them into their own workshops for the duration of the intervention. The dialog between the audience and the environment, which is an important principle in street art, has been changed: in this uninhabited desert, the artists took the role of the audience upon themselves.